The record producer as a nexus
Howlett, Mike (2012) The record producer as a nexus. In Zagorski-Thomas, Simon (Ed.) Journal on the Art of Record Production, Art of Record Production, San Francisco State University .
This paper considers three fields of interest in the recording process: the performer and the song; the technology of the recording context; and the commercial ambitions of the record company, and positions the record producer as a nexus at the interface of all three. The author reports his structured recollection of several recordings that all achieved substantial commercial success. The processes are considered from the author’s perspective as the record producer, and from inception of the project to completion of the recorded work. What were the processes of engagement? Do the actions reported conform to the template of nexus? This paper proposes that in all recordings the function of producer/nexus is present and necessary—it exists in the interaction of the artistry and the technology¬––and is a useful paradigm for analysis of the recording process.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Composition (190406)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Performance (190407)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Music & Sound
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Art of Record Production|
|Copyright Statement:||Creative Commons: Attribution 2.5|
|Deposited On:||31 Jan 2013 01:56|
|Last Modified:||01 Feb 2013 17:47|
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